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for tax increases every other day, every day for that matter, and those are mott going to deal with -- not going to deal with the spiraling out-of-control spending that rawses the need for more debt -- raises the need for more debt. again, the differences on this subject, mr. speaker, are well-known, and i'm hopeful that we can work towards setting aside the differences, focusing in on how far we can rk towards accomplishing cc dealing with the problem of the mounting unfunded liabilities of the federal government. i yield back. . ha the gentleman for his observation. let me, if i can, some irony in the gentleman's response. we've been talking about two items. one, the going to conference, i eal with prospective spending, prospective increase in debt or deficit because we buy more or spend more or cut revenues more. the debt limit, as the gentleman so well knows, deals with what we've already done. doesn't have anything to do with increasing what we're going to spend. the budget does that. now, we're not dealing with the budget, but there is discussion dealing with this priorit
' projections. netflix shares are up almost $40 to just $214 a share. tax-free shopping on the internet could be over under a bill making its way through the senate. the bill require online retailers to collect state and local sales tax for purchases made over the internet. the sales taxes will be sent to the states were a shopper lev's. under crime law, states can only require stores to collect sales tax of the store has a physical presence in the state. as a result, many online sales tax are essentially tax-free even though you're supposed to declare those items on your state tax return and pay the sales tax. very few americans do. this a de senate noted 74 to 20 yesterday to take up the bill. with that level of support, the senate could pass the bill as early as this week. >> using voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as testing with fingers. a new study by the texas transportation institute at texas a&m university came out today and it showed driver response time significantly delayed no matter which method was used. the study was the first to compare boys to tax
residents failed to pass a $75 a year parcel tax. unfortunately, last year's reality is the same today. there is no money. >> it's very difficult. and we recognize that our citizenry wants fire protection services and we are going to have to figure how to do this. >> reporter: the firefighters say the other reality is these cuts could be life or death. >> our firefighter staffing went from 91 firefighters down to 72. and these cuts would bring us down to 66 firefighters on duty. in a county this size, it's unheard of. >> rert: e plan so far is to close one station july and another next year. supervisor mitchoff says she is optimistic they can find other options but dipping into the general fund might not be one of them. >> i know there is a feeling we are going to be ask to use general fund dollars and at this point, i have to weigh that against other needs in the county. >> reporter: today the budget was just up for generalization. the board of supervisors will make a final decision on it on may 14. in martinez, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> and cate tells us that she has learned that sta
seems tax but that is new in california. what the u.s. government wants to do now that willake it so everyone has to pay internet sales tax. >> a one-two punch from mother outfr fld, tousang facing another headache >> covering santa rosa, berkeley, san jose, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone, 5:14 and this is the view from mount sutro looking on e lightsf san anciosget re t night separae day with more on the weather. it will be warm one coming up in a few minutes. >> the days of tax-free online shopping could end. the not is plan on voting by today to give states the authority to collect sales tax on all internet purchases. amazon is urging customers to call lawmakers to shoot it down. local governments have been losing billions from online retailers not collecting sales taxes. california and eight other states are the exceptions. with state laws requiring online giants to collect taxes from internet purchases. >> amazon is upping customers to write the congressional representatives to oppose the bill. >> there are a lot of rattled nerves but no damage or
it and forget it >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the story i'm falling out of washington. tax-free shopping on the internet could be over under a bill making its way through the senate. the bill would require online retailer to collect data local taxes for purchases made over the internet. the sales taxes would be sent to the state where the shopper lives. >> under current law, states can only record store to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state. as a result, many on-line cells essentially tax-free. even though you are supposed to declare those items on your state tax returns and pay the sales tax. very few americans do. the senate voted 74 to 20 as today to take up the bill. with the level of support, the senate to pass the bill as early as this week. >> >> we will take a break is 511 back with more in a moment. when we come back we will the full text of forecast. here's a look at san jose. the ride on 101 looking okay. temperatures outsider pretty good. 54 in san jose looking for near a [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf..
apple could surprise wall street and begin a turn around. >> bill that could impose sale taxes on online purchases clear add hurdle. the senate votes 74-20 to take up the bill to give states the authority to require online retailers like amazon to collect state and local sales taxes. if support continues, the senate could pass the bill by this week. california and eight other states already have laws that require online retailers to collect taxes for internet purchases. >> netflix is coming back after house of cards. >> good morning, brace for delays if you are flying. the f.a.a. is expected to continue to keep planes on the ground in some of the busiest airports as budget cut result in a shortage of air traffic controllers. the transportation department says they are thinking of preventing enforcement of rules. >> are you hooked on netflix? they say they signed up two million news customers last quarter with the new scary series beating records. >> and xbox maker will have a new app that lets gameers purchase physical goods like anything on the pizza hut menu using the gaming console. t
. >> the board decided to close four stations last year after a parcel tax failed to pass the november ballot. >>> the u.s. postal service will sell its historic downtown berkeley building on alston way. the post office will be moved to another location as close to the current site as possible. the postal service says financial issues are forcing the sale. berkeley's mayor says he is disappointed and hopes the owners will maintain the building's historfacade >>> north vallejo little league is asking parents and relatives to leave their weapons at home. 200 little leaguers were temporarily benched last week after a noninjury shooting occurred outside in the parking lot. it happened after a father and relative got into an argument during a game. >> i know it happened this vallejo but you wouldn't think it would happen on a t-ball game with little kids playing. >> they were heartbroken. they want to play. nothing out here for them really to do positive. the only thing. >> the game is back on. a new no tolerance policy includes no violence and no weapons. >>> the california highway patrol will co
on filing their firm returns. taxes remain due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday. >> google is being praised for action in the minutes after the bombing. the internet giant created a link called person finder entering name and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view. the service came in handy because cell phone service was nonexistent for several hours. >> you can give information about a runner, as well. >> we will bring you continued coverage of the boston bombings and our news reporter is in boston with the live reports later today on abc7 news tweeting updates on abc7 with a slide show on our website at abc7news.com. >> much more on the boston bombing stories straight ahead but right now we get you out the door with a check on the weather forecast. >> mike? >> we are looking at dry conditions on live doppler 7 hd, everyone. it will remain dry for the next seven days, we will talk about the winds gusting fattest right now, santa rosa up to 26 miles per hour, and fairly at 22 and novato at 18, with half moon bay a
over a long line sales tax and why a big bay area company is talking about the smaller businesses out there. >>> plus they decided to sell the historic downtown office in berkel . >>> good morning, we have some fog on the coast and we still have a north wind, anywhere from 50s, 60s and 70s and 80s inland. >>> here is a look at some of the top stories we are following for you, a s.w.a.t. standoff right now in east oakland. police have been outside the lockwood housing garden complex for several hours. they believe a man suspected of shooting somebody last night on cherry street lives there and may be hiding inside. >>> bart is back on schedule this morning after having major delays last night. a woman jumped in front of a train and officials say the train went right over the woman, she was laying on the tracks, believe it or not she was not hurt. they are allowing it and they need time to go through and review them all. at least for now, travelers cannot take small knives on to planes. >>> ebay says charging sales tax could hurt many small businesses so they are encouraging federal law
seriously. >>> ebay says charging sales taxes could hurt many small businesses and they are letting federal workers oppose them. they overwhelmingly voted to debate the idea if the senate approves the proposal they will then go to the house and amazon approves online sellers. >>> they are selling off that historic main downtown building in berkeley. they are on the national registry of historic places and the community now has two weeks to appeal but the move comes as the postal service comes to generate revenue and cut costs. >>> a film is being done in louisiana and it is all the football teams 151 game winning streak and the coach behind it all. it is called when the game stands tall and this man stars as the coach and he stepped down at the beginning of this year. and neal haze being filmed in louisiana, tax credits there make filming less expensive. when the game stands tall is due out next fall. >>> let's check in with sal, how is the commute? >> you know it is actually all right but let's start with the bay bridge, that is backed up for a 20 to 35 minute delay which is the norm and n
or form. the supreme court said that if you do an internet transaction he did not have to collect taxes. for local government is a decision that will hopefully pool and $23 billion in state local taxes. there's pros and cons. i will still shop online, because i hate people. bipartisan support and the white house said if you pass it, we will approve it. it's more so the matter of when and not if. ming out wir quarterly earnings. >> they don't have a lot of competition. the department of justice have approved mergers that she wouldn't have thought would be passed. the roots are going to be more and more eliminated. they're charging full price and they're not discounting to come peak with one another. if you're an investor, i'm starting to look at them. >> was talk about five to nine plan. i agree with it for college or not. >> i would prefer that parents save for their own retirement first, but if you're wealthy and give max goes outhave maxed those out. 'a great way of saying--saving money passed deferred. i liked it but i prefer that to save it for yourself. 529 plans are really for the
sales tax would require retailers with sales of more than a million dollars to tax its shoppers. that could generate up to $23 billion a year in revenue. bay area-based ebay does not support the bill. its ceo emailed millions of users asking them to fight it. the u.s. senate began debating the bill yesterday. >>> 5:20. coming up the as did something they haven't done in almost a year. >> plus, buster posey led a giants comeback and an unlikely source finished it. >> first as we count down to opening day here's a look at the new bay bridge. we'll be right back. ,, when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> taking a check now, fine across the golden gate bridge, no metering lights, delays through the livermore valley and through dublin-pleasanton. we'll have a check of more traffic and weather together every 10 minutes here o
and their office is now empty. three former employees were arraigned for income tax fraud and money non-- money laundering. >> they are a group people that come to the united states after a military duty in israel and do this type of business and it is not isolated to our county, it is something that happens across the united states. >> this case is scheduled to go to trial in june and as for the five who skipped town the d.a. will issue a warrant for their arrest. >> the postal service has dealt a blow to berkeley neighbors fighting to keep a historic post office open saying they have oh kid the sale of the berkeley post office building. city leaders say the 99-year-old building has historic significance and should be preserved and the post office said they will open a new post office as close to the country site as possible part of the effort by the post office to generate revenue. opponents have 15 days to appeal. >> the warriors face the nuggets in denver tonight in game two in the playoff sears. they almost pulled out a win saturday night but miller was able to make the game-winning basket
values and tax collection. firefighters showed up to say enough is enough. last year, the county ordered four fire stations shut down. firefighters say closing two more will dramatically increase response times in an emergency. >> in a medical, obviously minutes and seconds count. and then in a fire emergency, this allows the fire to get bigger. i mean, obviously getting there to a bedroom fire and being able to keep it in the bedroom is much better than the fire spreading out through the house. >>> county officials say part of the reason is voter rejection that could have kept staffing levels. supervisors say they are in a tough 1309. >> there's alternatives that we can do in not closing the stations. we're hope to that. but we have to get a budget together and looking at the budget, it looks like we'll have the stations closed unless we come up with something creative before. >> reporter: the county board of supervisors is get to board on the plan may 14th. meanwhile, firefighters say this year, really bad year to cut any fire services at all because of the really dry conditions from a
the warm-up tomorrow. tax you down to morgan hill. sunshine tomorrow, 78. sunny and warm on friday. that is where we will stay for a while. low pressure moving out. high pressure moving in. that will cause the wind to relax. you won't have a fifth straight day of the wind but we'll have high pressure building in. the wind will die down and temperatures tomorrow will get into the upper 70s. then high pressure gets evening stronger and just drops anchor right offshore. that is the perfect location. kind of what happens in october, typically not in april to draw out a light offshore wind and warm us up to the coastline with zero or little fog. the coast, you will hit the 70s coming up next week with a lot of spots well into the 70s tomorrow. concord, 78. oakland, 77. mountain view, 76. pleasant hill, concord, walnut creek at 78. santa rosa, you will hit 77. downtown san francisco tomorrow, 68 degrees. we stay mild all the way through the weekend away from the water. low 70s at the coast line for the top of next week. it will be warm and sunny and dry. we will be right back. ,, the exp
to be in the 60s. >> the update out of taxes to just north of waco. a massive explosion of -- texas. we are hearing that this is a massive situation. dozens could be dead. we are hearing that 60-70 people could be dead. that is from a hospital official. the fertilizer plant exploded. there is a middle school and a nursing home had partial damage. this is brand new video. this dramatic video what this fireball and watch. this just entirely blows up. this fertilizer plant in the city of wess.. north of waco, texas. it could have killed nearly 60- 70 people. a hospital official is estimating that that is the number of people with five of firefighters. and a police officer. and the town is being evaluated as this is volatile. they are concerned that this other fertilizer container could also explode. remember, you can go to our 24/7 new channel comcast 193 for the latest news, weather and traffic updates. gary radnich >> the giants is the final in milwaukee at this hour. >> gary: the giants lost last evening and a different story tonight. pretty decent pitching. and it continues to go feet
of the $8,000 tax credits for buying a home, now, i want to refinance. >> as longs you stay in the house three years, that is a deal for those that got the $8,000 is that you have to stay in the house three years. you can refinance all you want no. problems. however, if you move before three years you'll have to give some back. >> all right. we have this one from jennifer ge mailed is it legal for a res strunt say it's policy not to seat a party of fwhun a certain area of a restaurant? >> they can. as long as it's knots discrimination about race, or who you are as a person any of those issues we know about as long as it's not based on that and it's based on it being because you're alone they can do it. if you don't think that is the reason i want to you contact me we'll check it out. >> up next lawmakers plan to let bart serve alcohol until 4:00 in the morning. >> some argue this is a public safety issue who. won the debate today? >> in the newsroom coming up red bag flags being raised into the hot summer months. leaders feeling the heat. and the bay area charter school with national >>>
it. >> reporter: valley fire department here in san jose is typical. it receives no tax money. it's provided only for by the volunteers and people in the community who give them contributions. reporting live in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. >>> now that we have video of the real suspects, what about all of the innocent marathon watchers who had their photos splashed across web pages and even newspaper pages? we have a backlash to the amateur cyber sleuthing. >> speaking of a little cyber snooping, we are going to show you how to prevent your own computer from tracking every search. these are the men the f-b-is actually looking for in connection with >>> back to our top story, these are the men the fbi is actually looking for in connection with the boston bombing. we see the real suspects after two days of amateur sleuthing that went in a somewhat problematic direction. mike sugerman joining us now. mike, we talked about this last night. and things didn't get they bitter. >> reporter: well, it did as people who were not suspects were presented as such. and millions saw and continu
. four stations have already closed since voters rejected a $75 a year parcel tax last november. the new cuts would include closing a station by july and another early next year. >> i know they have to cut but i can't even imagine on the new budget, cutting two more fire stations. it would devastate the area. >> the new budget also calls for staffing to be reduced to fewer than 300 employees. that's down from 365 two years ago. supervisors take a final vote on the budget in three weeks. >>> well, misconduct by san jose police officers is down to nearly a 20 year low. a new report found only 11 officers were disciplined in 2012. that's down from 42 the year before. according to the independent police auditor the number of officers receiving discipline is down 7%. >>> students at two concord schools were put on lockdown as police searched for a carjacking suspect today around 11 a.m. when a person ivg a stolen car crashed into another car on concord boulevard. the suspect ran from the scene. concord high and el dorado middle school went on temporary lockdown as a precaution. the suspect go
provisional legal status after paying fines and back taxes if they have not commit add crime. they can apply for permanent resident stat news 10 years and the measure tightens border security and makes exceptions for law-abiding imgrants who arrived at minors and completed high school and the bill is called a compromise. >> an appeals court will hear arguments over california's landmark ban on sexual orientation change efforts. the court will take up two legal challenges to the ban signed into law by governor jerry brown outlawing licensed mental health professionals from practicing gay conversion therapy to youth. opponents say this limits free speech and sued to block the law from taking affect. >> the sun is just starting to come over the hills. it will be beautiful. >> gorgeous day. a lot of sunscreen is needed. we will have an extended period warm and dry weather coming to your neighborhoods. live doppler 7 hd shows it is dry. we will talk about what will happen today. bright sunshine. a few breezy spots hanging around and it will be clear and cool the next couple of nights and no chanc
by 700 officers by 2015 and calls for ending planned library closures with rebounding tax revenue are helping cover the staffing increases. >> the latest now on the boston bombings, officials using surveillance video are reporting significant progress in the search for the person or persons who set off the two bombs at the boston marathon. there is new information this morning making officials confident they can find this killer but today is about grieving. at this church president obama and the first lady will come here to try to comfort the heart broken city. >> three daze after terror, a grieving city tries to heal. president obama and the first lady will join the boston residents at a service dedicated to victims of the marathon attack. >> they will remember those killed, 8-year-old martin richard, 29-year-old krystle campbell and a native of china and pray for the 200 people who were injured include those still in the hospital. also, a major break in the investigation. authorities believe they now have a clear image of suspected bomber. the f.b.i. is examining photographs inc
had a job to do. >> total devastation that was taxes attorney general that compared it to a war zone pam now back to yale >> pam: today marks the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. the seven-point-eight magnitude earthquake struck at 5:12 in the morning 107 years ago. reporter will tran with more on the anniversary today. >> here is video that we shot of the bomb squad after someone called bin after noticing a suspicious package. also thinking about what happened and boston. that's when they discovered this black bag that was dropped off with this from this person wearing dark clothes. officers were going on around looking for the suspect, they were unable to find a suspect. we will remove the ceremony to a different location. we will sweep this area due to this dignitaries attending. the ceremony went out and went off without a hitch they would not be deterred. whatever was in the back was not explosive they left the area about 530 this morning after they thought everything was ok. but what i had and last are reached at that location. will tran kron foreman's >> wayne on the south
are following breaking news in the kron4 news. a major explosion at waco taxes at a plant. a massive plume of grace smoke. there is said to be multiple injuries and multiple homes and a middle school are on fire right now. firefighters battling at least 110 structure fires--tenn.. we will have much more on kron 4 news at 8. now has matt situation in several fires. i'm gabe slate, kron4 news. >> take a very close look; i'll leave the video up for a bit. if you notice there are two people and man and a woman both have syringes in their hands as for what is in the two syringes, well i'm not an expert all i know is that what i'm showing you they are under this bridge in the town of el sobrante just off san pablo man road what brought me here was this porta potty, one of the only one's i have seen with a notice that it's under 24 hour survalliance this pota potty is located right behind the el sobrante library located on appian way nestled right next to san pablo creek a watershed the portable toilet was placed there because people were going down to the creek and using it as a public restroom
that the 2010 spill cost the state a variety of tax revenues. the state also seeks punitive damages. (chaos) >> thousands of people in denver, colorado yesterday seen scattering after gunshots rang out during a 4-20 celebration. this is the first time the state has hosted such an event since it legalized marijuana. a man and women were shot but are expected to survive. the man's dog was also shot. police are now looking for suspects. witnesses describe the scene as a jovial quickly turned to panic once the shots rang out. >> the federal defense of marriage act is being challenged by a lesbian couple in los angeles. one member of the couple is from the philippines, and she's facing deportation. she can't obtain residency because the u-s government doesn't recognize her marriage. the judge says current law violates the woman's rights. so he's allowing a class- action lawsuit. it's one of several challenges being brought against federal marriage laws. >> coming up social media planning a major role. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't jus
: the spring valley fire department here in san jose is typical. it receives no tax money. it's provided only for by the volunteers and people in the community who give them contributions. reporting live in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. >>> it's not necessarily because they don't want to stay home. coming up, why so many more students from california may lechoice but to go away to college. >> so what are you wearing for halloween? i'm asking that because the weather pattern is more like october than april. look at that crystal clear blue sky over san francisco. wait until you see how warm we're going to get. the numbers in my forecast coming up. >>> and i'm dennis o'donnell. kpix 5 has learned that the giants have an imposter wearing matt cain's uniform. a former warriors coach faces his old team in the play-offs. >> that's all out the window. >> and -- >> i'm going to give him $8,000. >> see if he got the bread coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, california high school senis hoping to attend a u-c. many will have to find other col >>> got some tough numbers for california high school seniors ho
imgrabts if they pay a $500 back taxes and get a job. they would have to wait ten years to be eligible for a green card, three more years to be eligible for citizenship. it is a pathway to citizenship. it wrangles some like ted cruz of texas. >> any bill that insists upon that jeopardizes the likelihood of passing any immigration reform bill. >> reporter: no question the pathway to citizenship will be the most contentious part of the proposal and that is why the bipartisan gang of eight works so hard in the month leading up to the release of the plan to get influential outside groups like the chamber of commerce on board. >>> air travelers bracing for more delays this morning. the judge refused to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers.blame for severe flight delays ash the country. jill a sharyl attkisson joins us. >> reporter: the third possible delay of flight delays due to furlough of air traffic controller. the delay stretched from coast to coast. by the end of the night, l.a.x. had one of the biggest backups, nearly two hours. >> the government needs t
the four stations last year after a $75 per year parcel tax failed to pass the november ballot. >>> yesterday should have been a holiday here in the bay area. today not too far behind, right, weather-wise? >> not the banner beach day that we had yesterday but i think around the rest of the bay area the weather is going to be spectacular again. just a little bit cooler outside. fog' coastline. the winds are kicking up in spots. look at our mount vaca cam shaking in the winds this morning. we have seen gusts over 20 and 30 miles per hour inland add there is a wind advisory in some of the valleys, as well. here it is. into the delta the carquinez strait wind advisory until 2 p.m. could see some of those gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. but it is still going to be a beautiful day in most spots. the temperatures where we get those winds have warmed up even 65 degrees now in san francisco. 66 in vallejo. and 66 already in santa rosa. by the afternoon, we are back up tothe mid-80s in spots inland. 70s and 80s around the bay and 60s with patchy fog at the coastline. more on your we
. >> another developing story we are following this morning comes out of taxes or they're saying it is not clear how many people are trapped in the rubble after a fertilizer plant exploded late last night killing as many as 15 people and injuring 160 others. these are some of the latest aerial pictures that came in this morning, giving us our first glimpse of the bay light of some of the damage and destruction. it was a massive explosion. it started as a fire, the fertilizer plant fire got out of control. firefighters responded and attempted to put out that fire when the plant exploded. he saw the dramatic footage of the news group that was going there to do this to the scene to do a story on the fire. they captured the entire bank the blaze. the firefighters as though searching for survivors this morning. the mayor says some of the early responding firefighters that are right next to the building battling the blaze are still unaccounted for this morning. here is one witnesses said the explosion was so powerful, he was born across the room. >> i was exit pick up and thrown about
morning. >> getting the latest on the taxes fertilizer plant explosion. >> the blast destroyed dozens of homes and apartment buildings. a school, a nursing home as well were damaged severely in some instances. search and rescue teams have been sifting the rubble ever since the plant exploded. at least 35 people are confirmed dead including 10 first responders. >> take a listen. with a heavy heart i can confirm 12 individuals have been recovered from the fertilizer plant explosion. the deceased had been taken to the dallas forensic center for proper identification. to date there have been approximately 200 reported injuries. 150 buildings have been cleared. 50 homes have been destroyed. 25 homes still yet to be cleared. >> authorities say there is no indication that the blast was anything other than the industrial accident sparked by fire. the company in charge of the plan has been cited for apparently minor safety violations of the past decade. clearly an investigation into the recent incident will be ongoing. a picture of the fbi in boston of the one to suspect. secretary of state jo
. >> investigators and taxes have not determined a cause of the explosion that killed 14 people including 10 first responders and a fertilizer plant in west texas. investigators say they pinpointed where the blast originated. the mpeg damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and businesses leaving hundreds of people homeless and in need of help. authorities have also released 91 tapes that captured the initial panic after the fire and massive blast. >> there was some type of explosion and our house, all of the windows are completely blocked and. the walls, part of it is blown off. >>, down and take a deep breath. we are aware of the situation and we are sending people out there as soon as we can. >> city leaders allowed some residents to return to their homes are the weekend but they still face strict curfews. fire officials will hold a memorial service at baylor university on thursday and honor of the volunteer firefighters who died. >> the boy scouts of america are proposing to partially lift its longtime ban on homosexuals. this proposal comes after weeks of private deliberation between the organiz
happened in waco. one more quick note about the timing. yesterday was tax day for everyone in this country but here in boston it was patriots day which commemorates the battles of lexington and concord, the start of the u.s. revolutionary war. big day not only for the country but boston. >> what was supposed to be a celebration turned out differently. let's go back to new york and savannah. >> matt on monday evening president obama spoke about this tragedy offering his thoughts and prayers to the city and vowing justice to those involved. i happened to sit down with him shortly before these explosions and we talked about a number of things in the headlines. we began with the gun legislation before congress that many say is now hanging by a thread. >> i think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of congress are listening to the american people so let's just take the example of background checks. 90% of americans think that we should make it tougher for criminals or people with serious mental illnesses to obtain a gun, and so the notion that congress would defy the overwhelmi
the latest with the tax out of boston. if three people, including a 8 year-old child, have died. nearly 150 have been injured. a press conference is happening in about 30 minutes from now, which will carry that live for you. >> back here in the bay area, law-enforcement officials are stepping up patrols. if you can expect to see added patrols on bart this morning. >> one bay area resident was injured at the bombing in boston. he is a 12 year-old from martinez. kron4 will tran is a live from the boy's school with an update this morning. >> we will be right back.
a little easier. for law enforcement the work is not done. >> this senseless tax and the families deserve an answer. the wounded have to learn how to stand, walk, live and deserve answers. >> reporter: just information coming and from an official the federal prosecutors are at hospital right now. working on possible charges and the camping gear since last night. and it is important to note that we remember the victim's and word that stance at this moment. 50 victims are still lead area hospitals. and they are still in critical victim's. reporting live in boston, tory done last name -- dunnin.. >> and after a gun battle. the suspect, joe- kar tsarnaev, was captured by police. tsarnaev is now in serious condition at the hospital. dramatic video has been released of the shootout between police and the it was recorded by a neighbor who, like so many in the boston area yesterday, were ordered to stay in their homes. nearly 50 shots fired in the exchange. all while the suspect was holed up in a boat. after running from police early friday morning. >> president obama took a moment to acknowledg
in new york city. new york already has the highest cigarette tax in the country, as of late last ye, 28 states banned smoking in all general workplaces, public places, including bars and restaurants. so this essentially would raise the age if it goes through to the same age where you can buy booze so booze a cigarettes in the same category. >> you wonder if that will backfire make mor kidshe same with alcohol wan to try i because you have to be 21 to have access to it. >> i don't know. >> i tnk it's a great idea. >> i do, too. >> there needs to be some tougher legislation. >> the good news is that new york smoking rateor teens in new york city is at like 8.5%, which is far less than the state average and the national average, but it's been stagnating. it had been dropping and now it's stagnating. i don't see anything wrong with it. >> this continues the long decline of smoking in america some numbers that stunned me t wasn't until 1998 that smoking was banned aboard all u.s. domestic flights under six hours. >> i remember we were talking about how it doesn't seem like it was that long a
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